This Forum is supported by UN sponsored Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure (PCGIAP) together with the Iran's Deeds and Properties Registration Organization, Iran Government, the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) and the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration, University of Melbourne.

Forum Overview

This forum aims to facilitate and promote discussion and dialogue on Land Administration systems within the Asia and Pacific Region. The forum is being coordinated through the PCGIAP Working Group on Spatially Enabled Government and Professor Rajabifard (Vice-chair of Working Group) is forum Vice-chair and forum coordinator. The forum is the result of a Resolution passed by the 14th PCGIAP meeting in Malaysia in 2008 and it is as a desire by many countries in the Asia and the Pacific region to have a forum to discuss and share land administration issues, best practice and experiences in a similar manner to the Working Party on Land Administration (WPLA) for European countries organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The focus of the forum was developed both by the PCGIAP and a successful international seminar organized by Malaysian Government in 2008 and the international workshop organized by the Mongolian Government in 2007, that was also supported by UNDP, UNECE (WPLA), GSDI Association, FIG, the Asian Development Bank, German Technical Assistance (GTZ), Eurogeographics and the National Land Survey of Sweden.


The objectives of the forum are:

  • To discuss the role of cadastre to support e-Government strategy

  • To share land administration experiences in the Asia and Pacific region with a focus on re-engineering cadastre to support e-government

  • To discuss access to land and security of tenure, the role of land administration in supporting sustainable development, the promotion of effective land markets, poverty reduction, protection of vulnerable groups, e-land administration, land registration, cadastral surveying and mapping etc. The focus will be on the three key challenges or issues facing the development of the land administration system in each PCGIAP country.

  • To continue the discussion on the objectives and focus proposed by the Mongolian Round Table and the 2nd Land Administration Forum in Malaysia in 2008 with a view to preparing a firm proposal and resolution to be put before the UN Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok in 2009.

Who Should Attend

Practitioners from both land related disciplines as well as spatial information practitioners should attend the Seminar.

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